Dump truck driver pleads not guilty after woman hit, killed

By: The Associated Press

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WORCESTER, M.A. – A dump truck driver who police say ran over and killed a woman in her 80s in Worcester this past summer has pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide.              

Philip Friedman, of Paxton, was arraigned in Central District Court on Wednesday. He was released on $5,000 personal recognizance. The case was continued to March 8.              

Authorities say the 60-year-old Friedman, who operates a Paxton paving company, was the driver of the truck that hit and killed Patricia Lemay on July 14.

Investigators say Lemay was walking alongside the truck when the driver moved the vehicle forward to detach a trailer. Police say Lemay was knocked down and dragged nearly 50 feet.          

Defense attorney Mike Monopoli says his client is still haunted by what he saw underneath his truck.

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